Monaco, Cote d’Azur, South of France

Description: Covering just one square mile Monaco is an ancient principality known throughout the world for the Monte Carlo rally, its Casino and its spectacularly set harbour.

Location: On the Mediterranean coast, east of Nice, close to the Italian border.

General Info: Tourist office website.

Our recommendations:  Monaco has some fantastic gardens: The exotic gardens on the western border with Cap d`Ail are well worth a visit, whilst the Japanese gardens on the Avenue Princesse-Grâce are an absolute delight.

For the children: The kids aren’t forgotten here – there is the obligatory tourist train departing from the Oceanographic Museum every half hour, whilst there are some splendid boat trips departing from the Quai des Etats-Unis (Port d’Hercule) where you can see the sealife through the glass bottomed boats.



Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to the Cote d’Azur in the South of France: